For years, a good friend had mentioned Ghost Ranch as a location I should check out. A few days before this shot was taken, Steve had passed through the area and loved the look of the Cottonwood color change on the nearby river. He asked me to quit thinking about it and commissioned me to head out that weekend to capture the beauty of the trees changing color.
On the evening I arrived, the light was wrong for the river shot, so I explored nearby and found this cabin on the main road leading to Ghost Ranch headquarters. As soon as I saw this scene, I knew exactly where I would be when the sun went down.
This cooling tower fan was found behind an abandoned building in the Lubbock Arts District during the Kelby 2018 Photowalk. Check out the variety of photos found by participants of the walk in the Lubbock Camera Club Forum on facebook, and keep this event in mind for next year. Lots of fun, and certainly lots of opportunities to expand your photography skills.
During one of our Lubbock Camera Club meetings, I had the privilege to speak to several small groups on landscape photography,
I remember saying something about learning how important it is to save some images so you can work on them in the future as skills develop. A couple of days later, I find this image that once frustrated me when it came to processing so I sat down to work on it, and everything seemed to flow toward a finished print. Right now, I have to give myself a pat on the back for following my own advice - even if it's likely the only time I'll ever listen.